Jakub Kazecki

Jakub Kazecki is an Associate Professor of German and Chair of the German and Russian Studies Department at Bates College. Before working at Bates, Kazecki taught German language, literature and film courses at Central Connecticut State University and McMaster University. He has specific research interests in 20th-century German literature and images of German-Polish relationships in literature, film and visual arts. As a fan of humor, Kazecki has also done research on the use of laughter and comedy in different media as seen through his book Laughter in the Trenches: Humour and Front Experience in German First World War Narratives (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012). He is also the author of numerous articles, the co-editor (with Karen A. Ritzenhoff) of Heroism and Gender in War Films(Palgrave Macmillan 2014), and the co-editor (with Karen A. Ritzenhoff and Cynthia J. Miller) of Border Visions: Identity and Diaspora in Film (Scarecrow Press, 2013). (Written by Julia Gutterman, ‘20)